It never feels good when we are going through a trial, trying to fix a life-altering problem, dealing with something that often feels like a solo mission destined for failure, and we approach General Conference with the hope of some kind of relief or answer, and the answers don't come. To the contrary, there may … Continue reading When a talk in General Conference offends us, what do we do?
Dear Bishop(s), First and foremost, I need to tell you something that has been on my mind and is long overdue. With the recent media coverage of the Bishops interview questions and the news around it I just have one thing to say- Thank you. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy … Continue reading An open letter to all my Latter-Day Saint Bishops
During the sacrament hymn at church today, a young child in our congregation started getting fussy, something not unusual on Sundays. He started quietly, and grew increasingly louder in frustration. By the time the blessing for the water came around, he was still crying with his full, tiny lungs. The parents to their patient credit, … Continue reading The lesson I learned in sacrament meeting from a crying child
I knew something was wrong with my back the minute I heard it pop. I was helping someone move heavy furniture and felt my lower back pop multiple times. The pain shot down my spine, went to my pelvis and down both legs. After a few weeks of trying to ignore the constant pain and … Continue reading “After all we can do” is never going to be enough, and that’s OK
I had a prompting a few days before my grandpa passed away two years ago to write a blog directed at him to try and help him not fear death. Unfortunately I didn't heed that quiet prompting and so I am writing this as a memorial to him with the hopes of righting a wrong … Continue reading What I wished I told my grandpa before he passed away
It all happened so fast. I was sitting in the middle front seat of a Chevy S10 traveling back from helping a new convert, Michelle and her husband Tony move to a new home, my eyes slowly started to close due to the workload we had just performed. Michelle was driving and my companion on … Continue reading Triumph amidst tragedy-What a car wreck on my mission taught me about the Plan of Salvation
This past weekend, the 185th Semi-Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints commenced to its more than 15 million members across the world, as well as to the general public. It was a momentous occasion because 3 new apostles were called, which that number of new ones called during Conference had … Continue reading President Monson, I will sustain you
When I was 2 months old, my parents started to notice that my skull was growing at an abnormal rate. They took me to the hospital to figure out the issue. Upon my arrival and after numerous tests were done over the course of a few months, I was diagnosed with congenital hydrocephalus-a condition in … Continue reading When I could no longer walk, the Book of Mormon gave me the strength to stand